Cyber Essentials aims to help organisations implement basic levels of protection against cyber attack, demonstrating to their customers that they take cyber security seriously
- Cyber Essentials – an independently verified self assessment. Organisations assess themselves against five basic security controls and a qualified assessor verifies the information provided.
- The five basic controls within Cyber Essentials were chosen because, when properly implemented, they will help to protect against unskilled internet-based attackers using commodity capabilities – which are freely available on the internet.
- Organisations that undertake Cyber Essentials are encouraged to recertify at least once a year and, where appropriate, progress their security.
- Since 1 October 2014, Cyber Essentials became a minimum requirement for bidding for some government contracts. For further information please click here.